Make+Shift

A MakeShift Spaces Art Show

Featuring: Jenifer Darbellay

December 7th - 11th, 2016

Jenifer Darbellay Jenifer Darbellay

Jenifer Darbellay is an impressionist/expressionist mixed media artist and painter. Some of the strongest motifs in her work are weather, angels, women, children, nature, umbrellas and vast space. These images are her companions as she continues her conversation with the canvas about fragility and protection. She is forever fascinated with the relationship between mother/child and the relationship of the mother we are to our own inner child juxtaposed with the encroaching or embracing outside world and its weather. Her marks and brushstrokes are almost exclusively done with a palette knife to prevent a tendency for preciousness or saving. Her work often portrays small figures interacting with but enclosed within a grand mass of weather. Sometimes this creates deceptively dreamy landscapes where things that are normally delicate and smaller to our eye are emphasized to magnify their power and dark beauty. Other times smaller corners of quiet within a expansive chaos where the mark-making creates a watery wash of distortion. Lately, her figures have drawn a larger stance pushing out against the edges of the canvas. Jenifer Darbellay continues to paint everyday, thrilled to pursue all of these series and allow them their natural entwining.